How We Can Partner with AIDS Services of Dallas

By , Copy Editor| April 30th, 2019|

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Our Community According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. In 2017, gay and bisexual men accounted for 66% of all HIV diagnoses. Since many in the LGBTQ community face discrimination in society, they are particularly vulnerable to the disease. Dallas County [...]

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Act Surprisingly with 40 Acts of Kindness

By , Copy Editor| April 28th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community. It is a movement that focuses on three steps: act surprisingly, give generously, and share broadly. Chase Oaker Lori Thompson put together a project, 40 Acts of Kindness, to act surprisingly in her community. Video Transcription Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to tell you [...]

Think East Africa: Bringing Clean Water to Communities

By , Copy Editor| April 25th, 2019|

The Worldwide Water Crisis According to The Water Project, 1 out of every 5 deaths for children under 5 worldwide is due to a water-related illness. And 783 million people do not have access to clean water worldwide. In America, this might sound like a shocking statistic, but for communities throughout the world, this is [...]

Orphan Outreach: Bringing God’s Light to a Dark World

By , Contributing Writer| April 19th, 2019|

You’ve probably heard some version of the phrase, “God’s light shines brightest in the darkest places.” But until you’ve been in some of the truly darkest places on earth, you can’t witness the full power and truth of that statement. Chase Oaker Rey Diaz has witnessed those dark places, where pure evil reigns on a [...]

How Can We Experience Resurrection Power?

By , Contributing Writer| April 16th, 2019|

What Is Resurrection Power? In many religions, prophets and leaders have died for what they thought and believed. What made Jesus unique is not His death but His resurrection. No one has ever seen a dead man overcome death through His own power. They even “sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it” (Matthew [...]

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Loving Our Teachers in an Unexpected Way

By , Copy Editor| April 13th, 2019|

To kick off the season of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, Teacher Katie Lasseter wanted to act surprisingly to pour out love on her fellow teachers at Reed Elementary in Allen, TX. To make it happen, she reached out to parents and Chase Oakers to put together a surprise nacho bar for the teachers. With three children attending Reed, [...]